Middletown Area Study, 1988

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FUTUREF

We would now like you to think about your own financial situation in the future. Do you think your financial situation will be better, the same, or worse off in the future?
  1) Better
  2) The same
  3) Worse
  4) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Better 215 53.8% 53.8% -0.77
The same 127 31.8% 85.5% 0.39
Worse 36 9.0% 94.5% 1.56
Don't know 22 5.5% 100.0% 2.72

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Better 58.7%
111
49.5%
104
53.9%
215
The same 29.6%
56
33.3%
70
31.6%
126
Worse 7.4%
14
10.5%
22
9.0%
36
Don't know 4.2%
8
6.7%
14
5.5%
22
TOTAL 100.0%
189
100.0%
210

399


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed Divorced or Separated Never married TOTAL
Better 51.8%
127
16.3%
7
58.5%
24
80.3%
57
53.8%
215
The same 34.7%
85
51.2%
22
29.3%
12
11.3%
8
31.8%
127
Worse 9.8%
24
18.6%
8
4.9%
2
2.8%
2
9.0%
36
Don't know 3.7%
9
14.0%
6
7.3%
3
5.6%
4
5.5%
22
TOTAL 100.0%
245
100.0%
43
100.0%
41
100.0%
71

400


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college or Trade school College graduate Graduate school TOTAL
Better 31.4%
16
46.6%
76
70.7%
58
66.7%
44
56.8%
21
53.9%
215
The same 41.2%
21
39.9%
65
20.7%
17
21.2%
14
27.0%
10
31.8%
127
Worse 21.6%
11
8.0%
13
2.4%
2
6.1%
4
16.2%
6
9.0%
36
Don't know 5.9%
3
5.5%
9
6.1%
5
6.1%
4
0.0%
0
5.3%
21
TOTAL 100.0%
51
100.0%
163
100.0%
82
100.0%
66
100.0%
37

399


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 & older TOTAL
Better 85.7%
72
70.9%
61
66.7%
48
28.9%
26
11.9%
8
53.9%
215
The same 8.3%
7
19.8%
17
27.8%
20
53.3%
48
52.2%
35
31.8%
127
Worse 3.6%
3
5.8%
5
2.8%
2
12.2%
11
22.4%
15
9.0%
36
Don't know 2.4%
2
3.5%
3
2.8%
2
5.6%
5
13.4%
9
5.3%
21
TOTAL 100.0%
84
100.0%
86
100.0%
72
100.0%
90
100.0%
67

399


Household income (I-INCOME)

10K & less 10,001-20K 20,001-30K 30,001-50K Over 50K TOTAL
Better 48.6%
36
43.9%
29
60.0%
42
60.7%
54
54.2%
32
53.9%
193
The same 33.8%
25
36.4%
24
31.4%
22
24.7%
22
35.6%
21
31.8%
114
Worse 8.1%
6
13.6%
9
7.1%
5
12.4%
11
8.5%
5
10.1%
36
Don't know 9.5%
7
6.1%
4
1.4%
1
2.2%
2
1.7%
1
4.2%
15
TOTAL 100.0%
74
100.0%
66
100.0%
70
100.0%
89
100.0%
59

358


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Catholic Protestant Christian None Other/DK TOTAL
Better 62.9%
44
46.5%
93
57.6%
49
67.7%
21
33.3%
3
53.2%
210
The same 27.1%
19
35.0%
70
31.8%
27
22.6%
7
44.4%
4
32.2%
127
Worse 5.7%
4
10.5%
21
9.4%
8
6.5%
2
11.1%
1
9.1%
36
Don't know 4.3%
3
8.0%
16
1.2%
1
3.2%
1
11.1%
1
5.6%
22
TOTAL 100.0%
70
100.0%
200
100.0%
85
100.0%
31
100.0%
9

395

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